According to an article from LosAngelesChronicle.com, “Customers at some suburban pizza parlors are getting something extra with their pepperoni and mushrooms – wanted posters for parents accused of failing to pay child support.”
The article said Cynthia Brown, executive director of the Butler County Child Enforcement Agency, came up with the idea while ordering pizza.
‘It suddenly dawned on me that most people running from the law don’t eat out, they order pizza,’ Brown said in the report.
The article stated: “Enforcement agencies across the country use a variety of methods to locate support scofflaws and collect past-due payments. Virginia has issued subpoenas to cellular phone companies seeking addresses and phone numbers. California’s Kern County seizes and auctions parents’ vehicles, with proceeds going to the children, said Kay Cullen, a spokeswoman for the National Child Support Enforcement Association.”
The report said, “State child support agencies collected more than $23 billion in child support for 17.2 million children in 2005, but the cumulative past-due child support since the agencies were first formed more than 30 years ago is $106 billion, Cullen said.”